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All patients, no matter who they are or where they live, deserve the highest quality cancer care.

Since its founding more than 50 years ago, ASCO has been committed to advancing health equity in cancer care.

ASCO has developed a wide range of resources to help its members and the larger cancer community better understand and address health equity issues in cancer research and care. Please continue to check back on this page for the latest updates on this initiative.

Featured Resources

Diversity in Oncology Workforce Initiative

Increasing the diversity of healthcare providers is essential to ensure high-quality cancer care is delivered to every person. ASCO has a range of programs, including mentoring and other educational initiatives, to increase the diversity of the oncology workforce. Learn more.

Public Events & Media

ASCO shapes the public discussion on equity, diversity, and inclusion in cancer care and research through high-profile public events, commentaries, and media interviews.

Policy and Position Statements

ASCO has developed an extensive portfolio of policy and position statements focused on equity in cancer care in research. Statements include:

Equity Cancer Research

Below are recent studies, articles, and research initiatives focused on health equities in cancer care.

ASCO and Conquer Cancer would like to thank the following donors of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
Bristol Myers Squibb
Genentech BioOncology(TM)
Janssen Oncology
Massachusetts Society of Clinical Oncologists
Nebraska Oncology Society
Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society
Novartis Oncology 
Swim Across America
TAIHO Oncology, Inc.
Truist Charitable Fund

*This list is current as of October 15, 2021.